Writing Systems (Paperback)

A Linguistic Approach (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics #18)

By Henry Rogers

Wiley-Blackwell, 9780631234647, 322pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2004

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Accessibly written, Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approach provides detailed coverage of all major writing systems of historical or structural significance with thorough discussion of structure, history, and social context as well as important theoretical issues. Discusses systems as diverse as Chinese, Greek, and Maya.

  • Presents each system in light of four major aspects of writing: history and development, internal structure, the relationship of writing and language, and sociolinguistic aspects.
  • Includes glossary of technical terms, extensive illustrations, exercises and further reading suggestions to aid in teaching from the book.

About the Author

Henry Rogers is Professor in the Departments of Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is author of Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics (2000) and Theoretical and Practical Phonetics (1990), and has published widely on both phonetics and writing systems.